Species: Pumpkin Wyrm
Birthday: Monday, October 31, 2011
This tiny egg looks just like a pumpkin seed, and can easily be mistaken for one.
Pumpkin wyrms live inside pumpkins, just as their name suggests. These little creatures love pumpkins so much that they refuse to be gone long from a pumpkin patch. The one exception is the night of All Hallow's Eve, when the little dragons swarm over The Keep, partaking in the festivities. On that night, all that can be seen of them is their bright eyes, or the occassional glimpse of a striped orange tail. If any pumpkin candies or desserts are left out on that evening, the little wyrms will make quick work of them. Not surprisingly, most of their meals consist of pumpkin. These little dragons always take care not to eat pumpkin seeds, though, as they are indistinguishable from pumpkin wyrm eggs. Their eggs are carefully guarded and tended to, and come only from the biggest pumpkins from special patches. Magi take great care that any roasted pumpkin seeds are from mundane, nonmagical pumpkins. If you look inside a pumpkin wyrm's home, it will be almost completely filled with stockpiles of pumpkin flesh and rinds, which will serve as many future meals. Pumpkin wyrm eggs are kept separate from edible seeds, in a hollow pumpkin far from the others. This special pumpkin is guarded carefully, and never approached by humans. A typical wyrm pumpkin patch will hold anywhere from ten to fifty pumpkins. These patches are easy enough to tell apart from normal pumpkin patches, as they are much larger than normal pumpkins, and are hollow inside. These pumpkins also survive harsh temperatures more easily, and continue growing for many years without rotting. Though the pumpkin wyrms rarely leave their homes, they do love to play and sleep inside carved pumpkins, and can be lured to one with a slice of pumpkin pie on the last day of October. It is a common pastime for the magi of pumpkin wyrms to carve elaborate patterns into pumpkins for their companions.